I really like this shade. On my lips it shoes up red for sure. It also goes on smoothly and evenly, which is a must when dealing with red lipsticks. I like wearing this lipstick on its own, and sometimes I like lining my lips with a darker red color and then wearing it over that (which I will be doing very often now in the fall), and it looks really pretty! I am a huge fan of the Maybelline lipstick line and I am glad I purchased this color.
I am SO IN LOVE with this red lipstick! Come fall, red lipstick is really the only lipstick colour that I wear, along with oxblood colours and deep purpley tones and I only even use high end red lipstick. I really wanted to try a drugstore option though since $35 a tube which is the price of my favourite red lipstick (Femme Rouge in Icon by Hourglass) and I chose this one. I seriously love it, it is absolutely gorgeous. It has a really neutral undertones so it can work for people who are both yellow based and pink based, it lasts a really long time (mind you, I have a very extensive red lip routine I go through anyways) and it doesn't leave my lips feeling dry at all. This lipstick is an amazing drugstore find and I am seriously so impressed.
I bought this color and Maybelline's Red Revolution last fall/winter because I was looking for a perfect red. In my opinion, this color looks like a bright, true red with my skin tone (Red Revolution seemed to fuchsia, so I returned it). I just broke this one out again after I put it away for the summer months, and it didn't dry out at all...the formula seems the same as when I first used it last year. However, it has always been a bit difficult to paint this color on without it going all over and outside of the line of my lips, especially if I use it straight up from the bullet and without a brush. However, blotting helps.
This isn't my favorite red, and I thought it was a bit overpriced for being a drugstore lipstick (there are several other brands that are high quality and cheaper) so I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. I'm not completely sure if i would buy it again....maybe if the price decreased, I would.
Lovely shade, as others have described--blue-based red. Doesn't turn at all fuchsia on me, which I feared, but I just can't pull it off. It's truly an in-your-face red. I couldn't tone it down whatsoever with a lighter application, neutral on top, etc.
I want to like this lipstick, but I can't. I put it on and it's just there. It doesn't do anything. I am not impressed by the color nor the packaging. I have other red lipsticks I wear that I love, but not this one. It's just sitting in my kaboodle for now. I'm never going to repurchase.
My HG red lipstick! It's a wonderful blue-based red color that I received several compliments on when I wore it. I wouldn't say it's fuchsia on me, but then, I tend to wear it with Jordana's lipliner in Sedona Red on foundation lips. Overall, would definitely buy again (the pictures here do not o it enough justice!)
I think this is an OKAY red. Its a little too pink/fuscia to be a true red. Its kind of tacky looking on me and I hate the cheap packaging and the horrible plasticky smell of the lipstick itself.
This is a great rich red lipstick for my C30 skintone. Very opaque and smooth, glides on like a dream unlike MAC's Russian Red which was what I was originally going to purchase. Very pigmented, very cheap (Watsons had a 25% off sale), and moisturising. The only con is the tacky packaging, I hope I don't drop it because of the cheap plastic casing.
Sorry, but, I agree with another reviewer, that it is more of an intense fuschia, NOT a red. And, it came out extremely bright on me. I had done a search online for blue based reds, & this & Revlon's "Really Red" were listed as cheaper ones to try. Neither of these came out blue based red on me. I want a true cherry red. A true blue based red!
I absolutely LOVE this red lipstick! I have cool porcelain skin and this is a blue based red, that is just perfect! I was searching for a matte red that worked with my skin tone, wasn't dark, made my teeth look whiter and wasn't for yellow undertones. I bought the Refined Reds 3 piece set with the lipstick, lipliner and clear gloss for about $5. It doesn't get any better! I get complimented all the time!